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Professor Sir Steve Field to speak at clinical psycholgy conference

The man who chaired the government’s ‘listening exercise’ on National Health Service reform is to speak at the Annual Conference of the Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology. Professor Sir Steve Field, a former chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, is take part in a symposium on the commissioning of NHS clinical psychology services.

The conference takes place on 1 and 2 December 2011 at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham city centre. You can find full details of the programme and registrations on the DCP Annual Conference website.

Professor Field, a GP in inner-city Birmingham, is also chair of the National Inclusion Health Board. He is a medical member of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board, the regulatory body for postgraduate medical education in the United Kingdom, an Honorary Professor of Medical Education at the University of Warwick, and Honorary Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Birmingham and Honorary Doctor of Science at Keele University,

The other participants in the symposium at the Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference will be Dr Jane Povey, who is nationally responsible for profiling and developing advisory systems for the National Commissioning Board, Dr Neil Deuchars, co-chair of the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health, and Dr Claire Maguire, a commissioner and a consultant clinical psychologist.